Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/11/2018

Shaun Bierweiler: Hortonworks to Back 2020 Census With Data Processing Tools

Shaun Bierweiler, vice president of U.S. public sector at Hortonworks, has said the company will work to provide several data technology platforms for the U.S. Census Bureau in support of the 2020 Census project under a contract awarded in 2017…
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Former VMware, IBM Exec Mercer Rowe to Head Avaya Cloud Business

Mercer Rowe, former vice president of strategic partners at IBM‘s Watson and cloud computing platforms, has been named senior VP and general manager of a newly formed cloud business at Avaya. He will oversee research, development and sales of public, private and hybrid cloud offerings in his new position, Avaya said Wednesday…
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SpaceX to Launch Orbital ATK-Built Multimission GovSat Satellite

A multimission satellite Orbital ATK built for the GovSat brand operated by a joint venture of SES and Luxembourg’s government has arrived at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. SpaceX is scheduled to launch the GovSat-1 satellite by the end of January on board its Falcon 9 rocket, GovSat said Thursday…
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BAE-Iveco Team Bids on Marine Amphibious Combat Vehicle Production Contract

A team of BAE Systems and Iveco Defence Vehicles has submitted its proposal to the U.S. Marine Corps for the production of amphibious combat vehicles. BAE said Tuesday its offering for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1…
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Kraken Robotics Evaluates Miniature Synthetic Aperture Sonar System on Navy Autonomous Underwater Tech

Kraken Robotics has integrated and tested a new real-time synthetic aperture sonar system aboard a U.S. Navy Remus 600 autonomous underwater vehicle in Rhode Island. The company said Thursday its Aquapix miniature SAS technology features capacities to support minehunting operations at ranges up to 10 times more than traditional side scan sonar technologies…
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NSA Vet Richard Ledgett Joins Polaris Alpha’s Board of Advisers

Richard Ledgett, former deputy director of the National Security Agency, has joined the board of advisers at Washington, D.C.-based defense technology company Polaris Alpha. Polaris Alpha said Monday its advisory board members provide strategic guidance and advice to the firm’s executive leadership team on efforts to serve military and intelligence community clients…
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Textron, Navy to Install Surface Warfare Weapons on Unmanned Surface Vehicle

Textron and the U.S. Navy have entered an agreement to integrate anti-surface weapons into the service branch’s unmanned surface vehicle, USNI News reported Tuesday. The team would develop and install surface warfare payloads onto the Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle as part of the cooperative research and development agreement…
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Donald Williams Named Global Engineering EVP at Polycom

Donald Williams, formerly vice president and head of engineering at software company  Prysm, has been named executive VP of worldwide engineering at Polycom. Polycom said Monday Williams will lead the firm’s efforts to develop audio, video and content sharing platforms, as well as manage engineering team members in North America, China and India…
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Industry Reps Talk E-Commerce Regulations at GSA Town Hall Meeting

The General Services Administration has conducted its first public meeting to discuss the use of e-commerce portals by federal agencies to buy products and services in compliance with a provision in the fiscal 2018 defense policy bill, FCW reported Tuesday…
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Navy Eyes General Atomics UAS Support for Task Force Southwest Missions

The U.S. Navy intends to award General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business a contract to provide contractor-owned/contractor-operated unmanned air systems to support Task Force Southwest missions across the U…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Gay Porter, VP of Engility’s Technical Solutions Group

Going from an idea to an act of innovation comes naturally to some, others met with mild confusion in the design, inception, implementation or aftermath stages of taking a concept to market. In an area of industry like GovCon, the approach to this potential roadblock is just as important as recognizing the road itself, based on a menagerie of logistics, creativity and intuition…
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OST Global Seeks to Offer Mentoring Support to Small Businesses Via ‘GovCon Incubator’

OST Global Solutions has unveiled an incubator program that seeks to help small businesses secure federal contracts and transition into prime contractors. The GovCon Incubator will work to provide member companies networking and mentoring services through its in-house consulting personnel, the company said Wednesday…
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VIDEO: Laser Scanning at Sea

Designers and engineers test laser scanning technology aboard the Huntington tugboat to find out if vibrations impact laser scanning at sea.
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